Award Manager

Job Type

Full Time




50 F Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States



Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.

We are seeking a D.C.-based Award Manager who will be responsible for the facilitation, negotiation, and management of prime and sub-award funding mechanisms and modifications (i.e. cooperative agreements, grants, contracts, etc.). This is a great mid-level opportunity for individuals who are interested in the cradle-to-grave administration of donor assistance and acquisitions awards.


Primary activities include but are not limited to: provide support to project start-ups on compliance staff recruitment, procurement and sub award planning, and implementing systems and policies that adhere to donor and organizational requirements; review of subcontracts, sub-awards, grants, vendor agreements (purchase orders), and modifications issued in headquarters; review subaward documentation including award documents, negotiation memos, budget, scopes of work, and solicitation documents (RFA, RFP, RFQ, etc.), to ensure compliance with AV and donor requirements; and review and provide input into donor submissions including no-cost extension, waivers, and other approvals and formal communications.

In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting in the development of standard ACDI/VOCA templates for procurement and subaward instruments, and documentation requirements, as necessary; conducting field site visits to review compliance with AV policies and funding agency requirements; providing interpretations of USAID, USDA, UN, MCC, and other donor rules and regulations for assistance and award/contract management; and providing training for AV staff and field based grantee staff on donor requirements and ACDI/VOCA policies and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or International Law; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree. Candidates must have a minimum of seven years’ experience in U.S. government contracts, grants, or finance administration. Experience with and/or knowledge of USAID/USDA or non-profit/for profit international development organization is preferred. Candidates must have a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and similar procurement regulations. Fluency in English is required. Additional French/Spanish skills are highly desired. The ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries.

Please apply online at or respond with résumé, cover letter and salary history to Attn: HR/SLD, 50 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20001 or fax +1 202 469 6255. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree